About This Listing
In the heart of the Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve, Peruvian Amazon, Iquitos, we have a strategical and beautiful lodge-house of 2 floors, completely in wood and ecological, with a private room with 2 beds more other beds in another half open space on the 2n floor, big and comfortable ecological bathroom (we use ash no water), and a spacious bar- kitchen (in the local way, known as "tushpa", with grill on fire), all surrounded by pure nature, gardens and little streams of fresh water.
The room is provided of mosquito nets and all kind of protection.
We have also a private room, with wedding room.
In the lodge, according to the eco rules for a Natural Reserve, light is provided not by electricity but candles and the water for bath and shower is taken by the closest water streams, and collected in special containers.
It's the perfect place to get contact with this part of the Amazon forest, protected area and National Reserve from 2004, due to its flooded forests and the unique in its genre forest on white sand. Every year we receive many biologist from all the world, to study and classify many species of birds (in just this area we have 500 hundred of species of birds - in all Perù there are 2000!).
We generally offer, if you wish, FULL HOLIDAYS PACKAGES, of 2 days or more, including not only accommodation, but also food (all fresh and local food like fish, meat or vegetables), transportation, trekking through the Reserve as excursions in jungle and rivers by boat, and visit to Amazon communities. This is a National Natural Reserve: we think that the best part is discover it! Let us know if you are interested in.
The lodge is not in the same city, it's in the National Reserve, so far 40 minuts by bus from the city, and 50 minuts walking in the same Reserve (look the map).
Lodging in this wild and pure vegetation you can keep in touch of the hundreds of different species of animals and birds, experience we believe unique!
ENG _ Booking this house-lodge, you will get the heart of the Reserve, the virgin nature, an area full of beautiful animals, and local amazon people.
We have an ecological policy; we still coordinating with local people to respect their habits and culture; animals also need respect.
Respecting those simple rules, you are going to live an extraordinary and authentic experience in the Amazon Forest, Allpahuayo MIshana National Reserve.
SPA _ Reservando esta casa-lodge, obtendrá el corazón de la Reserva, la naturaleza virgen, una zona llena de hermosos animales, y gente local amazónica.
Tenemos una política ecológica, en coordinación con la población local para respetar sus costumbres y cultura; y los animales también necesitan respeto.
Respetando estas reglas simples, usted vivrà una experiencia única y auténtica en la selva amazónica, Reserva Nacional Allpahuayo Mishana.
I've been hosted by Daniele and Carmen in the past. I had such a lovely experience that I wanted to go back. And I'm very happy I did..The "chacra" became nicer, with extra rooms, a beautiful kitchen and table. Everything is made of local natural resources, from the floor to the leaf roof. I particularly enjoyed and appreciated attention even to small details and overall loved the peace of experiencing true nature. the amazon forest at its best!
the day excursion were really nice as well and our guide was very keen on sharing precious details on the local fauna and flora as well as a great story teller.
They say hunger it's the best chef, may be true, but I just now that after one whole day of excursion in the forest I just loved eating a great chicken freshly cooked. after that, chilling on an hamaca and spotting the stars through the leafs of the trees around you with no single artificial noise around you, it's just what you need to feel in another world.
overall, i think Allpahuayo Mishana bnb it's a great place where to escape our daily life, where true nature surrounds and embraces you..
El lugar era lo que necesitábamos, una cabaña en medio de la naturaleza, sin turistas cerca ni ruido de ciudad, como para internarse profundamente en la selva y conocer a quienes viven ahí. Nuestros guías Ney y Víctor fueron súper amables y nos hicieron sentir muy cómodos. La comida estuvo muy buena, comida de la región preparada a la leña de una manera muy casera. La cabaña no tiene electricidad y eso la hace perfecta para desconectarte completamente, las hamacas son perfectas para descansar durante el día y las habitaciones son lo suficientemente cómodas para dormir.
La recomiendo a cualquiera con un poco de espíritu de aventura, con ganas de caminar y ensuciarse un poco, vale totalmente la pena, es una experiencia mucho más auténtica que solo ir a la ciudad y visitar los sitios turísticos.
Wonderful experience! Amazing the wild nature: through the house and the excursions, you get it in the perfect way. Silence and light candles during the night contribute to create authentic experience. It is not touristic trap, difficult in some point of the trip, but honestly it is how discover the Amazon forest.
The guide and all the hosts have been very nice.
Thank you guys, best part of my trip.
Sadly, I had booked this place back in December 2014 before Brittany's review. a friend and I had an eerily similar experience. It was a total nightmare. Yet all the reviews and email correspondence prior made it seem amazing. It all started as an innocent attempt to just book a cool looking place to sleep near Iquitos via airbnb. We understand there's a market out there for the activities that come along with booking this place, but if you're just looking for lodging, keep looking. This isn't the place. It shouldn't be advertised on airbnb. WHAT YOU MUST KNOW PRIOR TO BOOKING: 1.read their website. It differs from airbnb description drastically. Good luck staying there without purchasing one of their tour packages. They don't make it seem mandatory but there is no way possible you would get there with the one hour local van ride, plus a one hour hike down a jungle path you'd never find without the guide. Also, you're in the middle of nowhere so how are you gonna eat without the cook that comes with the package and how are you gonna entertain yourself alone in the jungle w/o electricity? I emailed the managers about out grievances as well but they said they would've gotten us out there with a guide but I didn't clarify if that was for an additional cost to what was charged for lodging. 2. At the tail end of your stay, the hike from the lodge to the boat tour portion is THREE HOURS (and that's if you traveled lightly) and you're wearing rainboots with your feet getting stuck in marshes, etc. it. Was. Rough. You better be in GOOD SHAPE if you're still interested in this place. I'm in the military. I had flashbacks to basic training and I can't believe I PAID for this when I'm on vacation to get away from this. 3. KNOWING SPANISH IS A MUST. Our tour guide spoke an English word here and there. But you won't get by without Spanish. You just won't. 4. You aren't going to see cool animals, or see anything a typical tourist would want to see paying to fly all the way to Iquitos if you solely bank on this place. We saw someone's pet monkey on a leash, a blue butterfly, a mini frog, and a tarantula. We also purchased the 3day/2night package at 170 US Dollars per person (food and lodging included in the price) This was the anti-vacation. All work, no play. First thing on the itinerary after an hour long jungle hike carrying all of your stuff (and after lunch), was an hour long hike through the jungle. After dinner the only thing offered that day was a nocturnal hike through the jungle. All you will look at are plants and bugs. Cool if you're a botanist or entomologist. But this is not the package for sightseeing. There are no notable animals in the particular area you are staying. Within hours of being there...
To put it simply, we didn't get what we paid for.
You will be asked to pay additional service fees once you book, outside of the charges through airbnb in order to experience what this location has to offer. Namely, this is to cover tours, food and transportation.
3 days/2 nights was to include 6 tours and lots of activities and we did 1 tour that entire time and in the case of heavy rain there is little to do at the location outside of cards. Therefore, definitely bring something to do but remember there is no electricity. It was dark by 8pm everynight and we had no choice but to go our room.
Accommodations are an open air room, however mosquito nets are provided, and extremely necessary. The room is on the 2nd floor but somehow a chicken managed to access and lay an egg in our bed leaving it full of fleas as well and each night we woke to bird poo covering the mosquito nets even though we were technically inside. Toilets are organic but clean and comfortable but we were never presented with an option to bathe other than using a nearby river.
Food was cooked in local fashion and tasty at some points but a food allergy to fish had been mentioned ahead of time and was blatantly not address. When we reached the site and asked again we were told it wasn't a problem, there were fried eggs as an alternative...
Travel to and from the site takes about twice as long as advertised and we carried all of our own stuff as well as things for the guide.
The guide, Ney, was not knowledgeable about the area and barely spoke to us at all on our one tour. Apparently, he is an English speaking guide but spoke Spanish the entire time, knowing a word here and there in English. He was friendly at meal times though even if he broached topics that were highly inappropriate and was quick to help if you asked directly.
The agency where this operates out of is located in a not so safe part of Iquitos and additionally no one knows where it is. So make sure to call ahead and arrange meeting at the hospital nearby.
Correspondence from the host prior to the experience was very friendly and quick however when we attempted to air our grievances we were met with hostility and excuses about working with local people.
All the reviews online, painted this as the perfect getaway experience. It was simply a perfect nightmare.
First of all, by this comment we can show that all the other beautiful comments are completely true and authentic.
Second, we have previously received a private email from Brittany, she threatened us to give her the money back or she would have written a negative comment on Airbnb. We did not accept. So: does her aggressive comment come from the frustration of not being satisfied? If we had accepted her request, then she would not have written anything?
We know that sometimes something does not work, and we feel professionally mortified; this is a moment of huge reflection for all of us. This is a touristic project with locals; this is very hard and sometimes frustrating, anyway we still believe in them.
But, we think this should be separated from the objective difficulties that the jungle could create, and the frustration because of it. We ALWAYS WRITE that our experience is AUTHENTIC, NOT TOURISTIC.
Also that there's no electricity, about open space, that the first and last trekking will be bringing our own backpack; and, it is not appropriate saying "You will be asked to pay additional service fees once you book"; we propose entire packs, thinking that it could be an occasion for discovering the Reserve where is our lodge, with excursions and food.
WE DO NOT IMPOSE, WE PROPOSE.
From the first moment Brittany came with suspicion; the hard rain complicated the activities during the pack, and she decided not to do the last trekking the last day, which are the most important (1 to the other community and 2 by boat int the Nanay River). Sincerely, we turned crazy trying to make her feel fine, also bringing her to the zoo last day, which she doesn't mentioned.
Finally, if you want to make suggestions Brittany, we strongly recommend that, for the benefit of not only us but also of this great project that is Airbnb, do it in a non-destructive manner.
We loved our time at the treehouse - the best part were the people who worked with us and our guides. Nee, Pedro & Johnny were so nice & accommodating, the food was awesome, and the bed with mosquito netting was a treat during the rainstorm. For future guests - there is a lot of trekking in and out of the jungle (for three hours) with your bags, so really only bring the lightest of stuff. Also, this is the other side of the jungle so you likely won't see sloths, pink Dolphins, or very much wildlife. But hearing about all the plants from the locals is pretty cool & just being in unadulterated nature was the best experience. If you do the two-day trek, the best part is where they'll take you to a village the second day & you'll get to eat w a local family & swim in the river + take a cool boat ride through the river. We loved our stay!
About the Host, Allpahuayo Mishana
We are an agency who organizes trips and holidays packages through the Natural Reserve of Allpahuayo Mishana (Amazon forest, Iquitos – Perù) and its communities. We offer different experiences depending on the demands of tourists, from pure adventure to comfortable accommodations, from hard trekking to easier trials, from special sport activities or nocturnal hunting to relaxing on the beaches or along the quebradas. You will enjoy all this while remaining immersed in the natural landscape of the Reserve.